crashing aint so bad
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: santa barbara, ca.
Bike: 2005 red r6
If your just a track day person you should be fine with a more relaxed regimen.
Oil change every 4 track days, or 4 months, which ever comes first.
Change the brake fluid once a year.
New chain once a year. Be sure to do a cleaning and lube job before every track day.
You can do the suspension refurbish once a year, or every two years even. It is best to do it once a year.
The swing arm & steering head bearing should be done once a year, but can honestly go for two, or more without issue. Again it is best to do it once a year though.
Coolant flush and change once a year. This is a must do.
Clean the air filter with every oil change.
Change the plugs once a year, or as needed. They are truly good for 8,000 miles. You won't get that many in a year on the track only.
I go through a check list before every track day that goes over all the little things:
Check important bolts before every track day if they are not safety wired. I check the throttle cable to be sure it's not fraying or starting to split.
I check wheel bearings for play and and do a quick once over on any thing that has been changed!
I always start the bike to be sure that my temp warning light comes on ( I don't use fans and placed an LED light in their place ) , or the fans work when they are supposed to.
I listen closely to the engine while it's getting up to temp for any possible issues.
While I have the tank up I do a check of all the rubber hoses for cracks.
I always check the oil, brakes, water level, clutch play, steering damper function, clip on bolts and bars, as well as fuel level.
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